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seconds. >> reporter: in just seconds, the raging inferno ripped through his nine acres, somehow it spared his home of more than 40 years. but many neighbors were not as lucky. in a matter of hours the fire burned more than 15.5 square miles of land 90 miles east of los angeles. drought conditions and hot temperatures have made for a dangerous fire season in the western u.s. the flames spread so quickly here, residents say they had just minutes to evacuate. the fire even blocked an evacuation road, trapping rescuers for a time. everyone made it out. >> we're watching stuff just explode right in front of our faces. >> reporter: five people injured so far. four of them firefighters. and even with more than 1,000 people battling the blaze on the ground and in the air, it is still just ten percent contained. for one family, this is all that's left, this porch.
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the plume behind me, that's the hot spot. really what has been the biggest challenge out here, the wind. one fire fighter lent me his wind detector a couple of minutes ago. it's hitting up to 19 miles per hour right now. not making fighting this fire any easier. >> thank you. great to have you reporting in on the fires tonight. now we turn overseas to bring you the news tonight on that worldwide terror threat which shut down so many u.s. embassies. abc's global affairs correspondent has the latest at this hour. martha raddatz is here. it's almost a week into this threat. what is the very latest tonight? what are you learning? >> reporter: overnight there was a u.s. drone strike in yemen. when you get a threat from a specific country like yemen u.s. intelligence moves everything toward that country, more drones to try to disrupt that network.
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the u.s. believes this plot is still active. as one intelligence official told me, the cause for serious concern remains. and the men behind it, al qaeda leader nasir al wuhayshi and al-asiri are still in hiding. what really has intelligence worried is that the plot will morph into something else, now that the embassies and consulates are closed, that the terrorists will set their sights on a soft target overseas, a hotel or something else that is largely unpunprotected. still a lot of concern tonight. >> moving into something impossible to predict. tonight the fbi is asking for everyone watching this program to help solve a mystery. re-opened today after nearly 50 years, aew born was kidnapped from his mother in a chicago hospital, later returned or so the world believes. now after months of investigation by abc news and
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"20/20's" barbara walters, you hear exclusively from that little boy all grown up and he is a man who has learned a stunning secret about his life. >> reporter: looking at old family photos with paul fronczak is a strange experience. because the baby in his baby pictures is not him. >> how do you feel when you see this picture? >> i feel like i want to find him, and hug him, and make sure he's ok. >> reporter: paul fronczak recently discovered his entire life -- his name, his parents, his birthday, all of it, is a big mystery. a mystery that began with a kidnapping 49 years ago, in 1964, just a day after paul fronczak was born, the first child of chester and dora fronczak. but baby paul was snatched from his mother's arms right in the maternity ward of a chicago hospital. >> the baby was kidnapped? >> the baby was gone.
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>> i don't know how someone can come and take a woman's baby. >> reporter: dora fronczak's public appeal to the kidnapper went unheaded -- >> do you have any suspects here in chicago that you are going to question? >> we are questioning suspects throughout the day. >> reporter: a mass tif dragnet came up empty. just over a year later a child was thought to be him and the parents took him home. are now an adult, paul works for a college in nevada. he's married around has a child of his own, a normal life, until a year ago when a dna test showed his not the fron zach's child after all. >> what are you trying to accomplish? >> my main goal is to find the real paul. my parents raised me and did a great job. i feel that if i don't do everything i can to help find their real child, then i'm not doing my job as a son. >> this is an incredible mystery.
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barbara walters is here. now that the fbi has re-opened the case does he really think it can happen? >> let's say he's cautiously optimistic. he hopes he may have better luck from the general public than he might get from officials. "20/20" is putting the full resources of the abc news investigative team into the effort to help him solve the two greatest mysteries of his life, who he is and whatever happened to the real paul fran zach. if you know anything about this case, let us hear from you. >> there are answers out there somewhere. if you have tips please go to our website, slash "20/20." now we have the results of a new crash test on small cars. 20 percent of the industry, millions of us drive them. today we learned nearly half of the small cars in this new test had trouble in the cashes. abc's david kerley takes us through it.
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>> reporter: this kind of crash is responsible for one of every four serious injuries or deaths. this is a new test which simulates which just a corner of your car is hit rather than full head on and six small cars did not do well. watch this kia, what the insurance institute calls a horrendous collapse of pillars in the instrument panel, slamming into the head of the test dummy. sonic and cruise were all rated marginal or poor. >> the big problem here is a structural problem. the safety cage around the occupants inside the vehicle needs to be stronger. >> reporter: despite the marginal or poor ratings, the car makers tell abc news their vehicles get good ratings in other tests and they are always working to improve safety. this is what the customers are looking for. the honda civic got the highest rating because nothing instruded into the passenger compartment. six cars got that rating. testers hope the results lead to safer cars.
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david kerley, abc news, washington. and now the lucky winners in that powerball jackpot, $448 million. there were three winning tickets and today the owner of one of those tickets, a dad in minnesota, came forward. his family by his side. their lives about to change. here is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: meet paul white, america's newest multi-millionaire. less than 12 hours after the drawing those 45 electrical engineer came forward to collect his share of the $485 million jackpot. >> i feel this pressure off my shoulders that you carry every day with you. i have two kids. am i going to be able to pay for them to go to college? all these things gone. >> reporter: after taxes he is $175 million richer.
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the remaining will be split between two mysterious millionaires, one ticket bought here in south brunswick, new jersey. there are several other newly minted millionaires today, in colorado, texas and oklahoma, powerball ticket holders earned a $2 million prize. there were $1 million winner in a total of 16 states. white says he's been banking on this win for a while, something he joked about in a game with his siblings. >> the joke was their financial plan consists is of playing the lottery. everybody picked my name and they thought it was funny then. who is right now? >> reporter: white says his first purchase is likely going to be a 63 impala for his 80-year-old dad. as for the stores that sold those winning tickets they are all going to get a little jackpot of its own. this stop and shop says it's
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likely going to donate it's money to the community. people have been lining up to get their powerball tickets for saturday night's drawing, another $40 million. >> i love his first purchase by the way. thank you so much. still ahead on "world news." go get your old cell phones. we're going to show you a new way to put hundreds of dollars in your pocket right now. it's real money. and the new thrill awaiting you on your vacation. is your family ready to sky rocket 30 feet into the air. it's new and it's everywhere tonight. [ male announcer ] this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve.
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tonight our "real money" team is back in action finding a new way for american families to save money. so look around the house, find your old cell phone. abc's paula faris says they can put hundreds of dollars in your pocket in minutes. >> reporter: does this look like your house, on old back berry here, a cracked iphone here. chances are this guy will pay you good money for it. he's founder of a website, >> consumers are blown away by how much they can get and it's usually more than they expect. >> reporter: that's because american house holds have an average 14 electronic devices going unused just sitting in their junk drawers. we've shown you before how to make money on those old devices.
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member the cohens? they traded in their old gadgets on similar sites like amazon and the god wins used their old cell phones to the mall and got cash on the spot from ecoatm. now ga zil predicts the amount you can make is about to go way up because nearly 5 billion consumers are now . >> reporter: mia finds two phones in the coat closet. downstairs their youngest, justin, finds two more in the kitchen. and noah finds a 3-year-old ipad in the toy cabinet.
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gathering them all up, dad logs onto and types into details about each gadget and gets instant quotes. >> this one is $50, $85. this was $10 and this is hm years old and smashed. >> reporter: where does it all go? they pack everything up and said it to gazelle's warehouse in kentucky. each is scanned and tested and shipped to a reseller who will fix anything broken or cracked. recognize that ipad? the cracked phone? those are the carusos. adding it all up they three families found an average of $341 each just sitting in their junk drawers. >> that's real money! >> now, one of my children mysteriously destroyed our family's ipad. it's cracked in several places, chipped. looks worthless. right. one of those websites we mentioned is going to give us $117 for this, not bad
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considering it's almost three years old as well. >> right. jumped on top of that i would say. >> like i said, mysteriously. >> paula faris will be back next week with really surprising new ways to help real money for real families and so be sure to tune in next week when she comes back with more. coming up next, why are the grownups bruce willis and sig investor stallone in a school yard brawl? what's going on with the elder statesmen action heros? it's our "instant index." caused by acid reflux disease, relief is at hand. for many, nexium provides 24-hour heartburn relief and may be available for just $18 a month. there is risk of bone fracture and low magnesium levels. side effects may include headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. if you have persistent diarrhea, contact your doctor right away. other serious stomach conditions may exist. don't take nexium if you take clopidogrel. relief is at hand for just $18 a month. talk to your doctor about nexium.
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back tomorrow. and some very big action heros are in a kind of school yard spat tonight. 67-year-old sylvester stallone and bruce willis flexing muscles and accusations. they were partners in planet hollywood. the elder statesmen were set to team up for expendables 3 but stallone says willis asked for more money and he tweeted back greedy and lazy, a sure formula for career failure. indicating there is more than one star in the firm ament. 70-year-old harrison ford is now stepping in for bruce willis. when we come back the latest craze you're going to see on your summer vacation. you, too, can fly like a superhero, or drop like a rock. h feels like listerine®? because no other mouthwash works like listerine®.
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finally tonight, something for movie stars and ordinary vacationers. the newest thrill of the summer and it has people taking to the skies. so will you try it? abc's dan harris thought he couldn't resist. >> reporter: this summer you can do more than just see a superhero movie. you can actually be a superhero. leonardo dicaprio is doing it. rob lowing do it as are bold vag vacationers all over america. >> it's every person's dream. it's truly like being a superhero. you're flying through the air and you can go under water, too. >> reporter: inspired by james bond, these things are now for
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rent at an increasing number of beaches. some have raised safety concerns but jetlev, the company that makes this jet pack, claims they have a quote, virtually spotless safety record. >> it takes very little effort on your part. >> reporter: i had to try it. it suction the water in and shoots it out the back at 1,000 gallons a minute. i had a little trouble mastering it. face plant, face plant, another face plant. i did finally get up in the air. it wasn't pretty but it was fun. cheaper versions are on the way so soon this -- >> it's hard to stay in control. >> reporter: might be you. dan harris, abc news, ft. lauderdale. >> we thank you for watching. we're always there for you at "nightline" will be here later and i'll see you tomorrow night. good night. [ male announcer ] now you can get a kindle fire hd,
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